Event Title

Rethinking Kwame Nkrumah's Pan-Africanism and its Legacies in Post-Colonial Africa

Location

CSU 253

Start Date

18-4-2016 2:10 PM

End Date

18-4-2016 3:10 PM

Student's Major

History

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Agnes Odinga-Oluoch

Mentor's Department

History

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

This paper will examine Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Pan African vision as an ideology and a strategy to forge African development. In a recent AU strategy paper, this vision still lingers in the horizon and perhaps seems elusive than it was in the 1960s. Why has pan-Africanism not found resonance in Africa? This is the question this research paper seeks to answer by interrogating Dr. Kwame’s vision, post his death pan-Africanism rendering and an assessment of development ideologies and development paths in post-colonial Africa. Based on preliminary research findings, Pan-Africanism is captive to international organizations, colonial legacies, ethnicity and leadership. The paper will be based on secondary and primary sources housed at Minnesota State University, Mankato and around the United States repositories on Africa. This paper will make a contribution to the growing literature on post-colonial studies, development discourses and governance.

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Rethinking Kwame Nkrumah's Pan-Africanism and its Legacies in Post-Colonial Africa

CSU 253

This paper will examine Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Pan African vision as an ideology and a strategy to forge African development. In a recent AU strategy paper, this vision still lingers in the horizon and perhaps seems elusive than it was in the 1960s. Why has pan-Africanism not found resonance in Africa? This is the question this research paper seeks to answer by interrogating Dr. Kwame’s vision, post his death pan-Africanism rendering and an assessment of development ideologies and development paths in post-colonial Africa. Based on preliminary research findings, Pan-Africanism is captive to international organizations, colonial legacies, ethnicity and leadership. The paper will be based on secondary and primary sources housed at Minnesota State University, Mankato and around the United States repositories on Africa. This paper will make a contribution to the growing literature on post-colonial studies, development discourses and governance.

Recommended Citation

Asong-Morfaw, Nana Afua. "Rethinking Kwame Nkrumah's Pan-Africanism and its Legacies in Post-Colonial Africa." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/oral-session-12/3